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3311245 - Error on Activate Org Unit Changes


You want to set a Valid To date for an Org Unit from Unlimited to a specific date for example 23.02.2023

When you try to activate the changes made you receive the below error messages:
Activation failed; resolve all errors.
Business residence XXX (Name) is assigned as site to company tax arrangement XYZ/ZZZ (CompanyID/TaxAuthorityID) from to 31.12.9999.

XYZ stands for the company ID
ZZZ stands for the Tax Authority ID in this case is set as 22.10.2018


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Organizational Management work center.
  2. Go to the Org Structures view.
  3. Find and Locate the Org Unit XXX (XXX stands for the Org Unit ID).
  4. Select Edit.

This open the Org Structure of the parent Org Unit.

  1. Select Activate > Activate Selected and dependent Org Units.

Error message:

Activation failed; resolve all errors
Business residence XXX (Name) is assigned as site to company tax arrangement XYZ/ZZZ (CompanyID/TaxAuthorityID) from to 31.12.9999.


The Tax Authority ZZZ Valid From date is 22.10.2018 and Valid To date is 31.12.9999 (Unlimited)
while for the Business Residence XXX, the expected Valid To date which you want to change to is 23.02.2023.

There is an application logic written which checks the validity overlapping of Company Tax Authority and Business Residence and if it overlaps the system gives this error message.


  1. Go to the Tax Management work center.
  2. Go to the Tax Authority view.
  3. Select the Company Tax Arrangements sub view.
  4. Select the line of the combination of company XYZ and Tax Authority ID ZZZ.
  5. Select Edit.
  6. Select the line of Company XYZ which has validity date starting from 22.10.2018 to unlimited.

Here you have to change 2 things since there is only one business residence assigned to this company/Tax Authority.

  1. Change the Valid To date of the selected record to 22.02.2023.
  2. Set the same Valid To date in the tab Tax Return Arrangements ID maintained.
  3. Save the changes.

Now, the Org Unit changes can be activated without error.


Org Unit Changes, Activate, Valid To, Business Residence, Company Tax Arrangement, Tax Authority ID , KBA , SRD-FIN-TAX , Tax Management , Problem


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